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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salary

The average Distribution Manager in the United States earns approximately $44K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,715 - $86,449
(Median)
$26K
$44K
$86K
MEDIAN: $43,581
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90%

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$9.95 - $20.31
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$25,715 - $86,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,881  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,979 - $78,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $20.31  
   
Overtime
$2.30 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,881  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$22,979 - $78,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers typically work in warehouse settings, so prospective applicants must know how to operate hand trucks, lift trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks. Generally, a minimum of a bachelor's degree and ten years of functional experience are required for this position.

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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Tasks

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Distribution Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $55K.

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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 38%
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